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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... no. 6 March 2020 of Not Very Quiet est. 2017 Not Very Quiet
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'When we opened this issue, we decided on a ‘No Theme’ provocation so that you could let your imaginations run wild to herald the new decade. And you did, through the submission period, producing poems on a range of issues and topics.

'Now in Australia, as we have worked towards publication, we have been overtaken by drought, fire and smoke, flood and rain and hail, pestilence (locusts) and, with the rest of the world, plague. The Full Monty, so to speak.' (Sandra Renew and Moya Pacey : Introduction)


  • Only literary material by Australian authors individually indexed. Other material in this issue includes:

    Undertow by Sara Backer

    Before we grow old by Clara Burghelea

    Thoughts engendered by too much time in the public service by Mary Cresswell

    femininity’ by aischa daughtery

    Photographic Memory by Diana Donovan

    Sonnet by Dagne Forrest

    Christmas in November 2019 by Sophie Furlong Tighe

    Ode to Sybil Ludington by Taylor Garrison

    On H Street Late Monday Evening by Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons

    writing home by Judit Katalin Hollos

    First Day Out at the Supermarket by Wes Lee

    Are You Afraid to Write 2020 by Christina McDermott

    Fleeing 2019 in a 2004 Ford by Leah Mueller

    The Poet Cleans Her Teeth by Morgan Plessner

    The Former See-Saw by Jessy Randall

    the last day of january by Sarah Bex Rice

    Brujería by Ann Schlotzhauer

    The Bus by Heidi Slettedahl

    Picking Lemons by Madelaine Smith

    The Wedding Suit by Gerry Stewart

    Andrea Yate’s Children Take a Bath by Tina Vorreyer

    An Ode to the Things I Did Not Know H.D. Weidemann

    Readings of Emily Dickinson As I Pack My Bags for Leaving by Nicole Yurcaba

    Burqa by Bänoo Zan


* Contents derived from the 2020 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Nikolai Gogoli"I want you to know what it feels like", Emily Bourke , single work poetry
Tricks of the Tradei"The Playwright, In The First Week Of Rehearsal, Makes Herself Plain", Jennifer Compton , single work poetry
‘…Scribbles, Comments, Glosses (annotations), Critiques, Doodles, or Illuminations’i"We are the marginalia of history,", P. S. Cottier , single work poetry
October Twenty-Seventhi"i was born the same identical day _ as two other poets _ under the same", Ellie Fisher , single work poetry
Self-Portrait in the Bathtubi"Hers was a wash with water", Anna Forsyth , single work poetry
Stay or Go?i"Unanswered texts", Jane Frank , single work poetry
Going Homei"She breathes the air of her forebears", Kathryn Fry , single work poetry
Residuei"This season I’m more aware of the fallout.", Stephanie Green , single work poetry
Peck Marksi"Marked Special on the Supermarket shelves", Hazel Hall , single work poetry
Requiem for a Whalei"The loneliest creature on Earth", Dominique Hecq , single work poetry
Lost and Foundi"The wind lit bonfires", Gail Maria Hennessy , single work poetry
A Tally of Desirei"When stains are caresses", Jill Jones , single work poetry
Electric Frogsi"inside, the old fridge grunts like electric frogs fucking. outside, the moon", Michaela Keeble , single work poetry
Communioni"Every instant, I just miss. The one who left the sachet twist at my café", Penelope Layland , single work poetry
In the Doctor’s Roomsi"They were saying words, I think", Stephanie Lum , single work poetry
The Patriarchsi"that they can hurt us that when push", Jacqui Malins , single work poetry
Abrasioni"blue seas, green islands–", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry
Agingi"this is why I don’t parade", Victoria McGrath , single work poetry
Distance Blursi"I look out the window and watch clouds act as lens filters while", Amanda McLeod , single work poetry
Homingi"I still call Australia home", Rosalind Moran , single work poetry

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